South East Ireland Tourism
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Carlow Military Museum

A fine museum exhibition housed in a late 19th century church. The museum features a wide range of exhibits relating to Carlow military history including the 10th Infantry battalion, Irish UN Peacekeeping in Congo, Lebanon and Somalia, Carlow Militia, Carlow in the Great War and an exhibition of Captain Myles Keogh of the 7th Cavalry killed with General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Based in the former St. Dympna's Hospital Church in Carlow Town and opened in July 2001, Carlow Military Museum is a veritable treasure trove of displays from Carlow and Ireland's military history.One of the museum's most intriguing features is its reconstruction of a World War One trench. Other displays include the Irish War of Independence, Irish Civil War.

The Audio/Visual content which accompanies this element of the museum includes footage of the War of Independence and Civil War in Ireland.Amongst the displays on show at the museum are the uniforms of the Irish Defense Forces, whilst other displays housed in the museum deal with the UN peacekeeping work carried out by the Irish Defense Forces in the Congo, Somalia and Lebanon.Another of displays focuses on the 8th Militia Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Carlow Rifles and the Carlow Militia. This comprises of numerous insightful displays relating to Carlow soldiers who served in armies around the world with armoured vehicles production in Carlow Town during the 1940's and a new display titled 'Medieval Soldier'.

Carlow Military Museum Map

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